Gifts at Work
Fundraising for Medical Equipment in Juneau County
In addition to having small, unique fundraising events, Mile Bluff Medical
Center Foundation holds several large fundraisers throughout the year,
including the annual golf outing and Women’s Night Out.. These events
not only raise funds for the foundation, they also spread awareness about
the organization's mission.
With the money raised each year, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is
able to purchase needed equipment for the medical center, provide scholarships
for healthcare students, and organize community events.
Approved Equipment Purchases for 2016 - $36,115
Two NuStep T4r Recumbent Cross Trainer - $8,226
These exercise bikes will be purchased for Mile Bluff's Rehabilitation
Services and Health Promotion departments. The cross trainer is safe and
low impact, and mimics weight bearing activities.
Blanket warmer - $6,540
This piece of equipment will be used in the Acute Care Department and will
replace a much smaller unit. The warm blankets provide comfort to patients
in the inpatient setting. The new warmer will make more blankets available
200 Childbirth Education Binders and Booklets - $6,000
Funded by proceeds from Women's Night Out, these binders and education
booklets will be used by the Childbirth Education Department. The booklets
contain links to educational videos and serve as a reference guide for
Adjust-A-Sink System - $4,755
This adjustable beautician sink will be used in the beauty salon at Fair
View Nursing Home. The adjustable height will allow for the residents
to remain in their wheelchairs while washing their hair.
Reach Out and Read Books - $2,500
All of Mile Bluff's clinics participate in the Reach Out and Read Program.
This initiative provides a new book to every child ages 6 months to 5
years of age when they come in for their well-child exams. The funds will
be used to purchase books at a reduced rate through the Reach Out and
Electric lift massage table - $2,100
This table will be used in Mile Bluff's Massage Therapy Department and
can be adjusted electronically while the massage client is on the table.
It will be more comfortable for patients and for the massage therapists.
10 "Visioncare" communication boards with accessories - $1,654
These communication boards will be used in the Surgery Department. For
each surgical patient, the OR staff will write the names of those on the
surgical team, pain management plans, transportation plans, and much more.
MedaSonics First Beat Fetal Doppler System - $1,417
This piece of equipment will be used at Delton Family Medical Center for
maternity care. Starting at 10 weeks of pregnancy, the fetal monitor is
used to listen to the baby's heartbeat.
60" Smart TV and wall mount system - $1,250
This TV will replace a small, old TV that is currently used in the lobby
of Fair View Nursing Home. It will be used for resident entertainment
Dell Latitude Laptop - $1,073
This computer will be used by the registered dietitian nutritionists in
Mile Bluff's Food and Nutrition Department when they are on-call.
When new patients or residents are admitted over the weekend, dietitians
will now be able to prescribe a dietary plan that aids in the recovery
process. Dietitians will be able to securely access patient/resident information
off-site to prescribe the best plan for the patient.
Breast Self-Examination Model - $600
Medical Imaging will use this education model to promote the importance
of self-breast exams. The model will be available in the department for
patient education and at community events like Women's Night Out.